Rhinos and Giants set to write another chapter in long Cup history

Leeds and Huddersfield will come head to head in the Challenge Cup once again in the 2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Sixth Round in a rivalry that dates back to the first meeting in 1902.

The Sixth Round meeting is  only the second time that the sides have faced each other at the John Smith's Stadium in the Challenge Cup after the Giants won the only previous meeting in 2013.
 
There have been 18 previous Cup meetings between the sides dating back to the first meeting in 1902 with Huddersfield holding the advantage 10-8 at present. Leeds have only won twice at Huddersfield in the Cup. Back in 1944 in the second leg of the Round 2 clash, Leeds won 14-8 and went through on aggregate 16-15, then in 1976 Leeds ran out 34-10 winners at Fartown with Phil Cookson leading the way with two tries.

Other than the one meeting between the Rhinos and Giants at John Smith's Stadium, the stadium has been a happy hunting ground for Leeds in the Challenge Cup down the years. Leeds have played nine Challenge Cup semi finals at the stadium since 1996 and won six of them, losing on the first two visits in 1996 and 1997 to Bradford Bulls and suffering defeat to St Helens in 2008. 
 
Previous Challenge Cup meetings:
2015 (Round 6) Leeds 48 Huddersfield 16
2013 (Round 5) Huddersfield 24 Leeds 8
2006 (Semi-Final) Huddersfield 30 Leeds 12 (at Odsal Stadium, Bradford)
1976 (Round 1) Huddersfield 10 Leeds 34
1955 (Round 1) Leeds 8 Huddersfield 3
1949 (Quarter Final) Leeds 9 Huddersfield 20
1945 (Round 1, First Leg) Leeds 5 Huddersfield 21
1945 (Round 1, Second Leg) Huddersfield 17 Leeds 3
1944 (Round 2, First Leg) Huddersfield 8 Leeds 14
1944 (Round 2, Second Leg) Leeds 2 Huddersfield 7
1939 (Round 1) Leeds 9 Huddersfield 2
1938 (Round 2) Leeds 11 Huddersfield 7
1936 (Semi-Final) Huddersfield 5 Leeds 10 (at Belle Vue, Wakefield)
1935 (Round 1) Leeds 3 Huddersfield 4
1933 (Semi-Final) Huddersfield 30 Leeds 8 (at Belle Vue, Wakefield)
1923 (Round 2) Leeds 19 Huddersfield 8
1921 (Quarter Final) Huddersfield 5 Leeds 3
1902 (Round 3) Huddersfield 11 Leeds 0

Previous Cup games at John Smith's Stadium
1996 Bradford Bulls 28 Leeds 6
1997 Bradford Bulls 24 Leeds Rhinos 10
1999 Leeds Rhinos 23 Bradford Bulls 10
2000 Leeds Rhinos 28 Hull FC 22
2003 Leeds Rhinos 33 St Helens 26
2005 Leeds Rhinos 56 Toulouse 18
2008 St Helens 26 Leeds Rhinos 16
2010 Leeds Rhinos 32 St Helens 28
2012 Leeds Rhinos 39 Wigan 28